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Family Owned Businesses Honored

A crowd of more than 350 turned out for a Nov. 19 luncheon at the Irvine Hotel to celebrate five honorees of the Business Journal’s 15th annual Family Owned Business Awards.

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Honda Center to Host 2016 NCAA Regional

The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the West Regional of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2016, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced.

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Segerstrom Center Plans Dance School

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to open a dance school in September 2015 with American Ballet Theatre, the center said.

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OC Visitor Counts, Spending Up

More people came to Orange County in September, and they spent more money, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said.

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Supervisors Accept 2,500 Acres

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to accept a donation of 2,500 vacant acres by the Irvine Company, said the parks unit of the county’s Community Resources department.

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Slater Endorses Volcom, Electric

Professional surfer Kelly Slater will endorse surf product for Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. and Electric Visuals in San Clemente.

BlizzCon’s Math: 3 New Games, 14 Languages

MEDIA: Crowd of 25,000 hears about 1st new franchise in 17 years

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s latest game in development marks another milestone for the Irvine-based company as it continues to offer new types of games in an ambitious schedule of product releases.

Hope for Hangars? South Coast Redux; Act II for Churm?

Are the powers that be rethinking the fate of the two hangars on the former Marine base in Tustin now that Google has signed a 60-year lease worth $1.2 billion for a similar structure and several others on surrounding grounds in the Silicon Valley?

Retail ‘Boot Camp’ Ahead of NAMM

HOSPITALITY: Show also hosts media on day before opening

The National Association of Music Merchants plans a “Retail Boot Camp” for music retailers on the day before its Jan. 22-25 show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Small Restaurants Seek Big League Through Franchises

RESTAURANTS: Approach allows fast growth at limited cost

Small local restaurant companies plan to expand by franchise in 2015.

Quiksilver Sells Online Retailer to Rival

Quiksilver Inc. sold online retailer Surfdome.com in the United Kingdom to Australia-based rival SurfStitch for $16 million.

Students Try to Live Más Football With Taco Bell

Tickets to College Playoff Games Part Of Giveaway

Taco Bell Corp. has teamed up with ESPN Inc. to give college students a chance to cheer on their teams at this season’s College Football Playoff games from the Live Más Student Section.

Greenwave Systems Does Design Work For Verizon

Adds to List of Customers That Includes DirecTV

Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems has developed a router for Verizon Communications Inc.

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Freedom Communications Folds Magazine

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. will cease publication of OC Register Metro, according to the monthly magazine’s founder, Steve Churm, who announced the move during Freedom’s Hot 25 event on Thursday at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Hyundai Gets Honors for HQ

Hyundai Motor America Inc.'s new headquarters won honors from the local chapter of a global real estate trade group.